Honors Admissions

Transfer/Continuing Students

The Judy Genshaft Honors College welcomes a diverse community of scholars and while the majority of our students join as freshmen, there is also an opportunity to enter the College as a transfer or continuing student. Whether transfering from another college or university, or continuing their studies at USF, transfer/continuing students must meet the below requirements to join the Judy Genshaft Honors College.

Please note that students entering USF with an AA degree received as a dual enrollment student while in high school are considered First-Time-in-College students, and are considered for admission through the First Year Admissions process, which is outlined on this page.

Eligibility Requirements to Join the Judy Genshaft Honors College as a Transfer/Continuing Student:

  • 3.5 overall and USF GPA (if applicable)
  • Two full semesters of coursework at a college or university*
  • 27 earned college or university-level credits
    • This does not include advanced credit such as AP, IB, or Dual Enrollment
  • Minimum of three full semesters (Fall/Spring) prior to intended graduation date

*Current First-Year students may submit their application during their second semester in college and will be provisionally accepted pending a final review of their transcripts at the conclusion of that semester.

Transfer/Continuing Student Requirements To Graduate with Judy Genshaft Honors College Distinction:

  • 2 Honors Seminars
  • Research Track:
    • 2-Semester Honors Thesis
    • OR Honors Capstone Class plus one additional core Honors course of your choice.
    • (Other options found here)
  • 25 hours of community service
  • 2 Global Experiences

Please review this Judy Genshaft Honors College Transfer/Continuing Student Journey document for additional information. If you meet the above criteria and are interested in joining the Judy Genshaft Honors College, please follow these steps:

  1. Complete this form to begin the application process. Please note that it may take up to one week for our team to process your form.
  2. Once processed, you will be sent a Canvas course invitation to "Continuing/Transfer Student Digital Information Session, Continuing/Transfer Students".
  3. Complete the Canvas course and your proposed Graduation Plan in DegreeWorks.
  4. Once completed, be on the lookout for an email from Carter Harbert with your assigned Honors advisor and instructions on how to make an appointment.
  5. Make an appointment with your assigned Honors advisor for final approval.


  • Applications to join the College in the Spring of 2020 are now closed. 
  • The deadline to apply for Fall 2020 is July 1, 2020.